ERIC Number: ED414721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
School Capital Manual. An Interim Guide for School Boards, Administrators, Facility Planners and Consultants Who Engage in School Building Projects.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
This manual is intended for use by the Alberta, Canada, school boards, administrators, consultants, education staff, and other individuals involved in school building projects. The purpose of the School Capital Plan, funding, and Alberta Education's funding framework are detailed. The school building project components of the School Capital Plan are described. The components include: restoration and upgrading of existing school facilities, modernization of obsolete school facilities, construction of new space, equipment for career and technology studies, temporary lease space, purchase of buildings, and emergent capital items. The process of requests for school building projects include school boards submitting requests for the projects, the Alberta Education reviewing the boards'requests, the School Buildings Board making decisions on the requests, and the Minister of Education announcing the decisions. The steps in the construction of the school building projects are: (1) the School Buildings Board informs the school boards of the funding amount, (2) the school boards plan projects and report progress, (3) school boards submit project tender(s) or subtrade tender(s) to Alberta Education, (4) school boards construct projects, (5) school boards receive finding payments, and (6) school boards may host official openings of projects. Five appendixes, which compose one-third of the manual, include: a glossary of terms; legislation, regulation, and policy statements; forms (e.g., new construction project application, expenditure plans, and project cost summary forms); utilization and capacity definitions and capacity calculations; and operational information with bibliographic references. (RE)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Building Conversion, Educational Environment, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, School Buildings, School Construction, School Funds, School Law, School Policy
Assistant Director or Area Managers, School Facilities, Alberta Education, 9th Floor Devonian Bldg., West Tower, 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5K 0L2
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada